MASTERCLASS: “Understanding Actors” for Producers & Directors



Participants will be introduced to simple concepts of acting and led through a process of investigation that will give them a first-hand experience of what it is to act. This will help lead them to a greater ability to communicate with their actors and get the results they want, without interfering in the actor’s personal process.

This course will give any producer or director the tools to be able to better identify the actors process and the language in which to engage in it.


Who Should Attend

Producers, Directors, Writers


(Duration) Date

(3 Days) -

Registration Closing Date: -



9:30am to 5:30pm


Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)

Application Fee: S$53.50 -Waived-

Full Course Fee*: S$3,424.00

*This course is supported for up to 90% subsidy under the IMDA Talent Assistance Specialised Training Grant (T-Assist). Terms and conditions apply. For more information, click here


Trainer Profile

Nadia Townsend has worked in the Australian film and television industry for the last 15 years; as an actress, producer, director and recently a film and television dramaturg. Nadia is currently in the Blackfella Film’s latest production, Ready For This.

Nadia’s introduction to television was on Ben Gannon’s Head Start TV series where she met Dramaturg Nico Lathouris. Under Nico’s tutelage, her passion for film and television grew. Nadia has continued to work with Nico since then, as assistant dramaturg on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), the latest movie of the Mad Max franchise.

Completing a postgraduate in Theatre Directing at Victoria College of the Arts, Nadia co-founded a performance laboratory.

Best known for her role in the Australian Channel 7 police drama City Homicide as Detective Senior Constable Allie Kingston, Nadia has also starred in the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) drama series, working under the highly respected Executive Producer, John Edwards. Nadia's first big feature film break came when she worked alongside Nicolas Cage in Knowing (2009). Nadia’s other TV credits include, Rush, Love Child, Home & Away and has recently co produced the independent sci-fi mini series, Restoration.



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